our apple pie
of course we love to make apple pie...simple, classic, delicious!
you will need:
my sister’s pie crust -2 disks
the recipe follows this one.
5 large apples (mutsu, golden delicious, ida red)
or 7 medium apples (cortland, spartan, macintosh)
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
1/4teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)
2 tablespoons of flour
2 tablespoons of cold butter cut into 8 little pieces
preheat oven to 450°f. place a cookie sheet in the middle of your oven.
roll out one of the disks between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap to 1/8 inch thickness and transfer to a 9 inch pie plate(without the paper). tuck it in the fridge. roll out the second disk to the same thickness, forming a circle. tuck it in the fridge too.
peel, core and slice the apples.
toss the apples with the lemon juice, sugar, spices and flour.
pour this into the pie shell.
dot with the cold butter.
top with remaining pastry. trim and crimp the edges together. cut a few slices in the top to let the steam escape.
place on the cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350° f and bake for another 40-50 minutes. the pastry will be golden brown. let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes..preferably an hour or two before you slice it. this sets the filling.
i grew up enjoying warm apple pie with a slice of old cheddar cheese on top.
ice cream is pretty dreamy too!
mark still asks for apple pie instead of birthday cake. and he still eats pie for breakfast!
rustic apple and walnut galette
what is a galette? just a rustic pie, where you don't have to worry about crimping or lattice or making it look too pretty...
you will need:
1 disk of my sister's pie crust
6 red apples
juice and zest of 1 lemon
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
50 grams of fresh walnuts
2 tablespoons of cold butter cut into 8 pieces.
preheat your oven to 350°f
core and slice the apples
i have one of those tools that cut and core the apple into 8 pieces...then i halved each piece.
toss them in a large bowl with the lemon juice, zest, 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar, and walnuts.
roll out the disk of pastry about 1/8 of an inch thick. it will be much larger than your pie plate. place it gently in the pie plate..with the excess hanging over.
add the fruit mixture. dot with the cold butter pieces. fold in the edges. sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
bake in a preheated oven for about an hour.